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Upconverting photons at the molecular scale with lanthanide complexes

Upconverting photons at the molecular scale with lanthanide complexes
Upconverting photons at the molecular scale with lanthanide complexes

In this perspective, we summarise the major milestones to date in the field of molecular upconversion (UC) with lanthanide based coordination complexes. This begins from the leap firstly from solid-state to nanoparticular regimes, and further down the scale to the molecular domain. We explain the mechanistic intricacies of each differing way of generating upconverted photons, critiquing them and outlining our views on the benefits and limitations of each process, also offering our perspective and opinion on where these new molecular UC edifices will take us. This nascent area is already rapidly expanding and improving, having increased in luminance efficiency by more than four orders of magnitude in the last decade: we conclude that the future is bright for molecular UC.

2041-6520
3048-3059
Charbonnière, Loïc J.
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Nonat, Aline M.
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Knighton, Richard C.
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Godec, Léna
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Charbonnière, Loïc J.
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Knighton, Richard C.
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Godec, Léna
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Charbonnière, Loïc J., Nonat, Aline M., Knighton, Richard C. and Godec, Léna (2024) Upconverting photons at the molecular scale with lanthanide complexes. Chemical Science, 15 (9), 3048-3059. (doi:10.1039/d3sc06099c).

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In this perspective, we summarise the major milestones to date in the field of molecular upconversion (UC) with lanthanide based coordination complexes. This begins from the leap firstly from solid-state to nanoparticular regimes, and further down the scale to the molecular domain. We explain the mechanistic intricacies of each differing way of generating upconverted photons, critiquing them and outlining our views on the benefits and limitations of each process, also offering our perspective and opinion on where these new molecular UC edifices will take us. This nascent area is already rapidly expanding and improving, having increased in luminance efficiency by more than four orders of magnitude in the last decade: we conclude that the future is bright for molecular UC.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 January 2024
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 January 2024
Published date: 30 January 2024
Additional Information: This journal is © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Local EPrints ID: 488701
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/488701
ISSN: 2041-6520
PURE UUID: 9ae41529-f0b8-46c6-bd9c-82fb35e3f4c3
ORCID for Richard C. Knighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0336-3718

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Date deposited: 04 Apr 2024 16:44
Last modified: 08 May 2024 02:07

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Author: Loïc J. Charbonnière
Author: Aline M. Nonat
Author: Richard C. Knighton ORCID iD
Author: Léna Godec

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